Car GPS Navigation, with so many options in the market it is hard to know which is best for your needs. Sure searching online and reading reviews is a good start but it’s hard to beat seeing it in action first hand. We’ve been installing, upgrading GPS systems for over two decades… and it has certainly come a long way.
Factory Replacement In Car GPS Navigation Systems
Even if your vehicle wasn’t originally optioned from the dealer with a GPS navigation system, it is possible to integrate a solution and still retain a factory look. Aftermarket GPS units can either replace the factory GPS/audio system or in some cases can be connected to factory installed screens.
The speed of technology
One of the biggest issues with any navigation system is keeping it up to date. Factory fitted GPS can be out of date in a matter of years. And mapping updates costing a small fortune it can often be more cost effective to integrate a new GPS system. This also provides added benefits of faster processing speeds and newer technologies such as Bluetooth streaming, CarPlay and Android Auto.
The integration of Hema mapping on selected navigation systems brings a host of off-load capabilities. Exploring has never been easier with digitised Hema touring maps for population areas such as Cape York, Fraser Island, The Kimberley, High Country Victoria, Great Desert Tracks and many more.
Alpine has developed a range of navigation systems with Hema maps built-in and there are also a host of hideaway modules available to integrate Hema into factory fitted or aftermarket screens.
Aftermarket In Car GPS Navigation
Aftermarket in car GPS navigation systems offer the greatest range of solutions and flexibility for vehicles fitted with a standard single of double DIN slot. Much like factory style navigation systems, an aftermarket GPS offers additional features for further integration of technologies. Technologies such as dual-zone entertainment (for keeping rear seat passengers entertained), iPod & iPhone control, media streaming and parking camera’s.
A key to a great navigation system is speed and accuracy. Additional sensors and antenna help the system keep up to speed even if satellite signal is lost. Lost signal is often caused by tall reflective buildings in cities or heavily tree-lined roads deep into the countryside.
Portable & Smartphone Navigation
The easiest way to introduce car GPS navigation into your vehicle is to purchase a portable navigation device (PND) or via CarPlay or Android Auto on your smartphone. This is a great introduction to using navigation and is ideal for short trips around town.
Regardless of your navigation needs we have it covered and best of all you can drop in to have a first hand demonstration in our showroom.